Angelina Jolie is a leading actress in Hollywood, known for films such as ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ ‘Salt,’ and ‘Maleficent,’ as well as high-profile relationships such as her previous marriage to actor Brad Pitt.’
Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. She appeared in the HBO biopic Gia before winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted. With leading roles in films such as Wanted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salt, and Changeling, Jolie became a household name in Hollywood. She went on to star in Disney’s Maleficent, which became a worldwide hit and spawned a sequel. In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and By the Sea, in which she co-starred with then-husband Brad Pitt, Jolie also directed.
Angelina Jolie Voight is an actress and humanitarian who was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She started acting at a young age, attending the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in her early adolescence. Jolie went on to New York University after that.
Angelina Jolie rose to fame as an actress in the 1990s. She made a name for herself in the 1998 television film Gia, based on the tragic life of model Gia Marie Carangi, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. Her meteoric rise continued with Girl, Interrupted (1999), in which she played a rebellious member of a group of institutionalized adolescents, earning her an Academy Award for best-supporting actress for her performance.
Jolie continued to play a number of fascinating roles in the new millennium. In the Tomb Raider films (2001 and 2003), she played adventurer Lara Croft, an FBI profiler in Taking Lives (2004), and a squadron commander in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004).
Following her role as a neglected, troubled socialite wife in The Good Shepherd (2006) and then a vengeful, monstrous mother in an adaptation of Beowulf with Brad Pitt, Jolie played a neglected, troubled socialite wife in The Good Shepherd (2006) and then a vengeful, monstrous mother in an adaptation of Beowulf with Brad Pitt (2007). In the same year, she also starred in A Mighty Heart as Mariane Pearl, the pregnant widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl. Mariane’s account of her husband’s kidnapping and murder inspired the film.
Jolie debuted as Master Tigress in the animated comedy Kung Fu Panda in 2008, a role she would later reprise in multiple sequels. In the same year, she played an assassin in Wanted and played a mother in Clint Eastwood’s thriller Changeling, in which she played a mother investigating her son’s unusual disappearance and reappearance. Her first Oscar nomination for best actress came as a result of the role. Jolie went on to star in the action film Salt (2010), which follows Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who is on the run after being suspected of being a Russian spy. In the same year, she co-starred with Johnny Depp in the spy film The Tourist as the enigmatic Elise Clifton-Ward.
Jolie has been married three times and is known for her off-screen romances. In 1995, she married her Hackers co-star Jonny Lee Miller. In 1999, the pair divorced. Jolie married Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton the next year. This partnership lasted until 2003.